Officers at gun scene one week on

POLICE will be back at the scene the Wheatsheaf Pub today (Friday) a week after a man was gunned down in the car park.

A 47-year-old man was shot around 5pm on Friday December 14 outside the pub, near the junction of Great Lime Road and Benton Lane, Benton.

Named locally as Colin Ferry, he has since been discharged from hospital.

Officers are continuing to investigate the attack, which is not thought to be a random incident, and one week on, oficers will be at the Wheatsheaf Pub to speak to people in the area and reassure the public.

A total of six people have been arrested in connection with the incident, two men aged 47 and one aged 42 on suspicion of attempted murder, men aged 22 and 21 on suspicion of violent disorder and a woman aged 25 on suspicion of assisting an offender.

All are currently on bail pending further enquiries.

DCI Nicola Musgrove from the force’s Major Crime Team said: “The area, particularly Great Lime Road and Benton Lane, was busy with traffic at the time of the shooting and we’re continuing to appeal for witnesses.

“Officers will be back at the scene tonight to stop and speak to people who may be in the same area at the same time each week and who may have information which is important.

“They’ll also provide a presence to reassure people that everything is being done to investigate this crime. Six people have been arrested in connection with the incident and are on bail while the investigation continues, however, we are still actively seeking information.

“Our enquiries indicate this was not a random incident, it appears the people involved were known to each other.”

Anyone who was in the area at the time of the shooting or who has information about it is asked to contact police on the 101 non-emergency number. Alternatively people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Crimestoppers may offer a reward for information which leads to an arrest and charge.